First Edition. INSCRIBED 'With all good wishes, Dale L. Morgan, October 19, 1953.' 458 pp. Index. Photographic plates. Green cloth with gilt lettering; map illustrated endpapers; illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in very good dustjacket (price-clipped; creasing to lower front corner; creasing, chipping & short closed tear to spine head). Morgan's most famous work was a direct result of the time spent in libraries while working for the OPA. it is perhaps the best fur trade biography yet written.' - Saunders 25. Here is vigorous account of one of the most important decades in the history of the fur trade. It is also a story of Indian ambush, of battle, murder and sudden death, of giths with grizzlies, of slogging through waterless desert sands under a blazing sun, through deep snow on mountain heights, of Spanish prisons, of survival agains fearful odds. (Rittenhouse, The Santa Fe Trail 425). Bookseller Inventory #
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Publication Date: 1953
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